The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Blue Coat products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blue Coat over the 3 months to 26 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within Blue Coat Systems, Inc.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Blue Coat
Rank 132 128 131
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +3
Contract jobs citing Blue Coat 5 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.20% 0.22% 0.073%
As % of the Vendors category 0.44% 0.62% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Median daily rate £285 £500 £519
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.00% -3.62%
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £381 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.09% +5.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £21.53 -
Blue Coat
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Vendors Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1136 1134 1101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 44.74% 35.53% 40.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 595 507 526
Median daily rate £340 £350 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +0.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £456 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 39 26
Median hourly rate £41.00 £16.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+156.25% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £9.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

Blue Coat
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing Blue Coat as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Blue Coat Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Blue Coat
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Blue Coat across the Scotland region.

Blue Coat Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Blue Coat
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blue Coat within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 26 July 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -2 5 £285 -43.00%
Blue Coat
UK

Blue Coat
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Blue Coat also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Blue Coat.

1 4 (80.00%) Cisco
1 4 (80.00%) CCIE
1 4 (80.00%) CCNP
1 4 (80.00%) CCNA
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (80.00%) CheckPoint
1 4 (80.00%) Firewall
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
1 4 (80.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 4 (80.00%) CCSA
1 4 (80.00%) CCSE
1 4 (80.00%) Network Security
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco ASA
1 4 (80.00%) FortiGate
1 4 (80.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting

Blue Coat
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco ASA
1 4 (80.00%) Firewall
1 4 (80.00%) Network Security
General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Check Point Consultant
1 4 (80.00%) Consultant
1 4 (80.00%) Firewall Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) Network Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) Network Security Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) Security Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Network Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Network Security Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Security Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) CCIE
1 4 (80.00%) CCNA
1 4 (80.00%) CCNP
1 4 (80.00%) CCSA
1 4 (80.00%) CCSE
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
Systems Management
1 4 (80.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) CheckPoint
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) HP